Just looking to see if anyone has any updates on the virus. We're looking at a January trip to Club O and just parking ourselves on the beach for 5 days. I'm not the paranoid type and I've survived New England Summer's without a sniff of Lyme Disease. However my wife does have arthritis and that's where the concern lies. New to the forum and would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
Chick-v is a mosquito borne disease. Mosquitoes are in good measure a function of rain and standing water. St. Martin has been in a fairly severe drought situation for several months. As of now, the threat from Chick-v is pretty minimal. In the event that there is more rain on island, make sure you use mosquito repellent with DEET and you should be ok.
I got Dengue Fever several years ago which is similar to the one mentioned. We still go every year and use Off with high deet and also spray our room at the Divi as soon as we get there and then have a beer or two and some wine at their pub. (Did not spray room the year I got the Fever with mosquito spray we bought in the market ) Also wipe exposed
skin areas with Bounce dryer sheets and tie one or two to flip flops and baseball hat. It has worked for about 5 years now. We get there tomorrow for 2 weeks. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />